Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A New Warning for Vapers

CONSUMER HEALTH NEWS

Are you a vaper, or do you know someone who is? A recent letter in the New England Journal of Medicine contains a warning that may save you or your friend a trip to the local burn unit.

According to the letter, e-cigarette devices are randomly and unexpectedly exploding, burning and maiming people--both e-cigarette users and those nearby. According to Dr. Elisha Brownson, the letter's lead author, these explosions are caused by the powerful lithium-ion batteries used in e-cigs. Batteries in some of the devices are overheating, causing a fire or an explosion, she said. Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending Vapers to Burn Centers


For guidance on finding articles, books, videos and more on e-cigarettes and other health-related issues--including STDs, HIV, sickle cell anemia, cancer, obesity, diabetes and many more--visit the TWU Libraries Health Studies Subject Guide. For a one-on-one research consultation on your health-related research, Librarians Elaine Cox (Denton), Eula Oliphant and Mandie Mims (Dallas), or Marilyn Goff (Houston) are available. 

~Sandy Cochran with Elaine Cox

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